Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. PIR follows applicable federal laws and regulations for information technology (IT) systems security, including the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
PIR works only with the most current version of Internet Explorer. This is another aspect of keeping PIR secure.
PIR data is a snapshot of payments that agencies made as of a specific point in time. It only shows information about the payment. It does not show what happened to that payment.
Payment information pulled from U.S. Treasury systems serves as the basis of PIR reports. To give us insight into payment patterns, PIR also gets summary information from various other sources.
Yes. NTDOs must report all payments using the Standard Reporting Format (SRF). The SRF has strict deadlines for reporting payments. See the Standard Reporting Format page for deadlines, data to report, and how to get a copy of the SRF.
No. PIR is only a system for reporting.
You must use CARS to reclassify TAS/BETC information.